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FAA launches forty-fourth annual GA survey

The FAA’s forty-fourth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is now underway, reporting on calendar year 2021.

Photo by Mike Fizer

The confidential survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people utilize GA aircraft.

Data from the survey is used to calculate safety metrics like accident rates and the success of safety initiatives, as well as to understand the impact of the GA industry on jobs, economic output, and investments in aviation infrastructure. Answers collected from the survey will also be used to help policymakers determine funding for aviation service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and more.

To meet this goal, the FAA and the aviation industry need accurate data about a wide range of aircraft. The operators of more than 80,000 aircraft—or 30 percent of the aircraft population—are asked to participate in the survey.

Past survey results may be viewed on the FAA website.

AOPA encourages everyone who is invited by email or postcard to participate to take the survey, even if you did not fly your aircraft during 2021, sold your aircraft, or if the aircraft was damaged.

For more information or to receive an abbreviated survey form for owners/operators of three or more aircraft, contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 800-826-1797 or via email.

Niki Britton

eMedia Content Producer
eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.
Topics: Advocacy, Aircraft, FAA Information and Services

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